Basic research is best when it’s allowed to proceed on merit, rather than with political interference, says an open letter from 63 leading researchers protesting government interference in ARC grants.
ARC funding supports UNSW academics participating in cooperative national and international facilities and partnering with business, industry and the community.
This 2022 round of grants will support research across UNSW Sydney’s six faculties, with topics ranging from cooling technologies for urban heat mitigation to systemic risk in insurance.
Research by UNSW academics shows that special treatment of liquid resin used in 3D printing can cause the material to mend itself if it becomes damaged.
UNSW President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Jacobs, says the approval is an exciting milestone in a collaboration that has been decades in the making.
Science-fiction books, TV series and movies have often explored the idea of individuals gaining superhuman powers thanks to medical implants – think the Bionic Woman, or the Six Million Dollar Man.
Once-futuristic bionic devices are now a reality, but UNSW expert Dr Michael Stevens says we’re not yet living in a world as portrayed in films and on TV.
Almost one in three Australian homes now have solar panels – but as even more solar systems are installed, we face a growing challenge of managing temporary solar shutdowns.
UNSW Engineering stories this year were filled with great discoveries, including the missing jigsaw piece in quantum computing to a new way of making green ammonia.
UNSW has a range of experts available to comment on La Niña.